#1003 – a muse

43 thoughts on “#1003 – a muse

  1. The identical looks of horror in the first panel are slaying me.

  2. Is this peak cringe for this party? I feel like we've reached peak cringe.

  3. wait, is that pudget?

    1. Yep, Puget Sean, the man who singlehandedly brought back the grunge look. Also I think his gf is one of Mar's coworkers?

  4. i love that eve's party is basically a lazy susan of reminders of how emotionally incestuous and messy the group is.

    1. If I'm honest, they all seem to be one bad break from complete depression and mental breakdowns. Some of them are more aware of the fact than others.

  5. I can't even hear it and I need a drink.

    1. Imagine him going for the high notes!!!

  6. oh god I was kinda hoping he'd just, never show up again, ever

  7. Honestly, I hope Puget Sean is doing well for himself and not just saying it. Rock on.

    1. He seems to be! Probably one of those guys whose life seems boring to outsiders but basically satisfies all his wants. Whether or not he is, though, it is pretty sweet that he remembers Eve helping him out that time they went camping.

      1. …dammit. I'm totally a Puget Sean. The blue eyes seal it.

        1. You and me both, bud.

    2. I kind of expected that Puget Sean would move back to Seattle.

      1. Is he actually from there or is he just grungey?

  8. lmao @ Larry's expression.

    Sorry bud, you're a passenger on this train wreck.

  9. Did they date, or is he just cringy. God this comic has been going on for so long

    1. i'm pretty sure he just kept pushing her boundaries without ever actually asking her out so she could reject him cleanly. 8)

    2. http://www.octopuspie.com/2013-11-05/631-the-heck

      She let him sleep on the other side of her tent.

    3. I never did figure out why he was sleeping in the rain to begin with?

      1. Probably tried to sleep in Marigold's glamp tent and got rejected.

      2. Mar kicked him out! Poor guy… I still lol about it sometimes "Did I wake you?" I really do like him though. It's SO weird which characters people like/dislike.

      3. But wouldn't he have then just gone back to his own tent?

        1. my guess is that he didn't have his own tent and was probably sharing with mar, who probably had been led to believe things would stay platonic and that he wouldn't pull anything – and maybe that was the case the first night or two. then that night he probably did or said something that finally made her kick him out.

  10. This is what I want my funeral to be like

  11. "Haha, just kidding honey. Everyone here has my permission to hit on you."

  12. Oh, they're playing the intro while he's speaking that's why the musical notes! I'm such a huge Madonna fan and that's one of my favorite songs but I'm just so glad this comic is merely visual with no audio.

  13. Mar:PugentSean::Hanna:Mar

    1. This spelling is a little too close to Pungent Sean

  14. So, like, after the feud between the Nerds and the Stoners, did Puget Sean, like…do anything else in this comic?

  15. I wonder if Marigold still thinks Sean was in love with her?

    1. Mar was totally right about Sean being in love with her, he says as much in this comic: http://www.octopuspie.com/2013-11-12/633-this-is-

  16. Here's some backstory of Puget Sean and Marigold and Eve:
    Puget Sean and Marigold long time friends who had a drunken make-out, and then Mar left the bar without saying good-bye to Puget Sean http://www.octopuspie.com/2011-11-18/494-wooow/

    And then he kept blowing up her phone, because he was in love with her, so she told him they shouldn't hang out anymore: http://www.octopuspie.com/2012-12-07/561-its-not-http://www.octopuspie.com/2012-12-28/570-poor-gir

    But then at the camping trip he kept trying to put the moves on her: http://www.octopuspie.com/2013-09-25/623-whap/

    And Puget Sean shows vulnerability to Eve, who comforts and encourages him, which he references in his awkward speech to Eve: http://www.octopuspie.com/2013-11-12/633-this-is-

    1. Oof, I don't know if this was intentional but knowing that the arc this page was in: http://www.octopuspie.com/2013-09-25/623-whap/ was the one right before the Hanna/Marek breakup, it stung to see both Hanna and Marek *sitting on different logs from each other.*

    2. Ah thanks so much I had forgotten literally all of this!

  17. I choose to believe he's singing like William Shatner here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hARDXYz2io

  18. Also does Puget Sean's girlfriend (panel 3) look like old Mar? Short bob, little nose? Because: oh mannn.

    1. Aside from hair color I don't think they look that similar.

  19. Upon reflection, this HD closeup on Puget Sean's watery blue eyes is the most horrifying thing I've ever seen in this comic.

    His girlfriend's gotta be about 20, right?

  20. "Haha just kidding" = im really possesive but like to pretend im a chill feminist.

    Yeah the more i look at it, the more *listing of posessions that equate self worth and then listing your girlfriend as one of them* is not a good look.

    1. In all fairness, a job isn't strictly a possession either… He's more listing off accomplishments that one expects of a successful adult.

      Which is still kinda dehumanizing, but not necessarily stalkerish.

  21. I'm confused. Is the 'muse' he's referring to Eve or Madonna? The latter is far more tragic, but regardless Puget Sean's musical taste isn't getting any better.

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